Tag Archives: Dennis Walaker

Rick Olson: Process For Filling Fargo Mayoral Vacancy Is Unfair

Rick Olson: Process For Filling Fargo Mayoral Vacancy Is Unfair

Former Fargo television newsman Jim Shaw wrote about the process for filling the vacant mayoral position in Fargo in his column last Sunday in The Forum.  Shaw pointed out that the process for filling the unexpired term, caused by the unexpected death of the legendary Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker, has brought up some rather thorny

Rick Olson: Death Of Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker Leaves Questions About Replacement

Given the shocking news of the death Tuesday evening of three-term Fargo Mayor Dennis “Denny” Walaker, this has caused many people in the community to wonder about the process of how the vacancy will be filled. Walaker, 73, had just been re-elected to his third consecutive four-year term as mayor in June. I did some

LegitSlater: Go Vote

Tomorrow is an important day in North Dakota, although many may not know; or if they do, care. Tomorrow is the primary election day in the state, and while granted the partisan party races are pretty much decided by default, many other important decisions are being made on both a statewide and local basis. The

Local Governments On A Spending Spree After State Bails Out Property Taxes

If you’re wondering why the North Dakota Chamber of Commerce has taken to the media to plead with local leaders to cut property tax mills, allowing property tax bills to actually be lowered for once, this is why: After the State of North Dakota appropriated nearly $900 million to buying down property taxes, local governments

Fargo City Officials Upset That Legislature Wasn't Sufficiently Deferential To Them

Anyone who follows North Dakota politics closely is familiar with the term “Imperial Cass.” This sprung out of the tendency of officials in the state’s most populous county, home to the state’s largest city Fargo, ought to get their way at the expense of the rest of the state. The term is an old one

Guest Post: What Mayor Walaker May Have Seen On His Flood Trip

The Mayor of Fargo recently made his celebrated annual trip south into Richland County and South Dakota to assess the snowpack and make his traditional flood prediction. He likely drove by the golf community of Oxbow, for which Dennis Walaker has promised to pay for six new designer holes to the private golf course, a

Guest Post: Rep. Al Carlson Is Right About Diversion Amendments

Last week, on February 28th, Fargo’s Mayor Walaker was interviewed by Chris Berg on POV (Point of View), on Fargo’s KX-KVLY. The topic was Fargo’s reaction over to HB 1020. The bill would give Fargo $1O2 million dollars to bring the city’s  flood protection measures up to 42.5 feet, nearly two feet more than the

Fargo Police Chief Calls For Assault Weapons Ban

Fargo Police Chief Keith Ternes must not have a firm grasp on what’s actually happening at the legislature in Bismarck. In blasting HB1183, introduced by Rep. Roscoe Streyle and aimed at preventing any state support for new federal gun control laws, Ternes claimed that most law enforcement in the state would oppose the bill: FARGO